Marijuana Suspect Faces Possible 19-year Sentence

September 15, 1991|By Staff report

An Abingdon man was arrested and charged last week with growing marijuana at his rural Abingdon home.

Wayne W. Godby, 45, was charged Monday after state police confiscated more than 60 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia at his home in the 2400 block of Carsins Run Road, court documents say.

Godby is charged with manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, possessing a controlled dangerous substance, possessing with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, and maintaining anuisance for making a controlled dangerous substance, court records say.

He is being held in the county Detention Center on $150,000 bond and is scheduled for trial Oct. 9.

If convicted, Godby faces up to 19 years in prison and $70,000 in fines.

On Monday, state police troopers searched Godby's wooded property, where they said they found 44 marijuana plants inside a greenhouse attached to the suspect's home. The plants were 8 to 15 feet tall, police said.

Troopers found 18 smaller marijuana plants drying in another room in the house,and three pounds of processed marijuana in jars in a freezer, charging documents say.

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